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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 4x4 capabilities

The bigger and heavier, the longer, the more front dams and aero trickery it has, the fewer tricky electronics for traction control and the less featured the transmission (i.e. locking differentials,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-08-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,087
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Lockpick UCONNECT AIR V2 Anyone use it?

Yes and Yes. But the "Air" part is over-rated. I find myself NEVER using it. I do have the unit because it allows adding multiple cameras and not having to worry about custom firmware on the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-06-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Electronic steering?

Actually OP, I wish to direct your attention towards something else. This question is not directly applicable to Jeeps because the "assisted" part (while electric vs. hydraulic in years past) still...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 10-31-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why 5.7 horsepower discrepancy?

The Grand Cherokee has a unibody construction, as opposed to a body-on-frame. The crossover features refer to the fact that it borrows elements from the design of traditional body-on-frame vehicles...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-27-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

There are no lift kits in the traditional sense for QL. However there are at least two methods semi-permanent methods, that have been discussed here, to alter the vehicle height. One is via the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-22-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,506
Posted By f1anatic
Re: How do you feel about a 2.0L TT as the base engine for the 2019 WL Grand Cherokee

Errr you must be arguing in the wrong forum. Nobody questioned the reliability of the EVO engine, and you started with the superior attitude of trying to educate me of the virtues of your 2005 EVO...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 09-21-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,226
Posted By f1anatic
Re: VW admits to EPA that diesel equipped cars will only meet emissions when tested

You are very welcome. For the record, I was playing with instrumentation measuring particulate matter, nitrogen and sulfur oxides before OUR current president was even thinking of becoming a senator...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-19-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,779
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee Radio Software Recall Update ?

And what is preventing you from downloading it yourself ? You don't have to go to the dealership for everything... Software updates are designed to be handled by the end user. Go to the Best Buys...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-04-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Coastaletech UCONNECT Air V2, Anyone have one?

Yes I have it. With a front camera too. But I do not use the miracast feature. The resolution of my LG G3 doesn't lend itself well to the OEM display.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,493
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Navigation is being activated

What if those folks that hacked the Jeep in July somehow have something to do with it, and we've all been hacked? Maybe their hack code got leaked and the new hacker is now messing with the system?...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-28-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By f1anatic
Re: WK2 Nudge Bar Project

Here's your feedback: Please provide the total cost (product plus shipping) to Chicago, IL, USA. In other words looks exactly like what I would like - not too tall, not too protruding, seems not to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-03-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,893
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New Honda Pilot vs Grand Cherokee (warning…)

If this dyno graph of the 2013 Honda Accord 3.5 L V6 engine is any indication of the characteristics of this Pilot engine, I am not impressed. Firstly, those are wheel numbers not crank numbers so...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,893
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New Honda Pilot vs Grand Cherokee (warning…)

Well, for all intents and purposes, the Pilot should be compared with Laredo optioned for interior creatures but no off-road capabilities (no ORA-1; no transfer case). This way it will be the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,893
Posted By f1anatic
Re: New Honda Pilot vs Grand Cherokee (warning…)

A car's top speed or 0-60 or even 1/4 mile time is hardly an indicator of how good it is. Yes it may be faster or paper or even at the drag strip than the Jeep, and most importantly than the V8 Jeep...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-25-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,821
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

I am sure the humor was not well transmitted so please accept my apologies regarding the BMW zealotry statement.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-24-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,821
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

Ahhh the Bimmer zealots. Yeah bro, it is inline, but I would never own one hence I thought of the Audi and then by extension, of both the Range Rover and the Ripp V6 Pentastar. Just about the only...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-22-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,821
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Why no love for the 3.6?

Well have you driven a 3 L V6 turbo car before? Like a BMW ? Or by inclusion, a supercharged V6 like the S4? I have driven both, admittedly as a BMW 135 and Audi S4 trims, but I can imagine the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 06-11-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,156
Posted By f1anatic
Re: WK2 Grand Cherokee 3.6 & 5.7 owners, RIPP Superchargers has a solution for you!

Excellent stuff. Thank you for supporting our community.

Quick questions:
1) How much boost are you running, for both the 3.6 and the 5.7 engines?
2) Have you considered offering / recommending...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-15-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Is this supposed to be lit up?

The button cannot be pressed so probably that is why is not lit.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-13-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,184
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Grand Cherokee Summit vs. Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock

I own a Grand Cherokee and have been given twice a Wrangler as "rental" while the GC was in shop for repairs. There's no comparison as far as comfort and road handling manners are concerned. From...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-03-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 57,266
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

When BBC sacked (i.e. "did not renew his contract") Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear UK, there was an on-line petition that drew over 1 million signatures which was then printed and delivered to BBC. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Thoughts on trading in the '14 Overland for a Yukon Denali?

The Grand Cherokee is entirely too big for Chicago, let alone aircraft-carrier -sized or -based trucks like the Denali. The GC is sized as a Range Rover and it might actually be shorter than an S...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,817
Posted By f1anatic
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

He indirectly gives you that answer: Grand Cherokee Diesel: Quadra Drive. The rest of the visual clues (like the black edges to the wheel arches and the HID headlights) point out towards a Limited...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,077
Posted By f1anatic
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-19-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By f1anatic
Re: USB Quit Working

Have you tried a different USB flash drive or...re-formatting this one?

Every couple of months songs get duplicated on mine. Not physically duplicated on the SD card (when I check it on a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Front parking sensors on Overland?

I agree as well though in a different way. Get yourself one of the two infotainment hacks (either the Swedish Software Sensation or the CoastalTech Hardware Lockpicks) and install a front camera . ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,245
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Jeep attraction

COINCIDENCE - dictated by something in common, other than the car, be that parking constraints or interests (i.e. biking)

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-06-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,648
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Need advice from experience Jeep Owners

I am not going to match South Dakota's excellent review.

Think about where you live: California. You guys will NEVER have cheap gas prices just like us in Chicago, no matter how cheap the oil...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,128
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Driveway-rated ?

Another day and the driveway has been plowed. Sort of. Like everyone else reporting here, SNOW mode effectively lowers the car to NRH so the less aggravating way is to put it first in SNOW then...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,128
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Driveway-rated ?

You're right about that. I raised the car to ORA-1 then dialed to SNOW mode and the car lowered. That warmed me up the wrong way like a snowball to my face. But then I hit the UP button so YES, it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,128
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Driveway-rated ?

We're not going to discuss here which one of us is more European. But I have probably been in US longer than you. While - 10 deg F is plenty cold (and not a temperature I grew up with) but I don't...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-16-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,690
Posted By f1anatic
Re: CAI 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude

Most CAIs are in reality Hot Air Intakes.
I made my own snorkel that combines the benefits of a "ram air effect" and that of a cold air intake (i.e. its inlet port is OUTSIDE of the car, forward...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-07-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By f1anatic
Re: UConnect 3D Mapview?

I basically know I am 3D map viewing mode when I drive down town and the tall buildings are drawn or when driving in the mountains as the elevations are better represented. Otherwise, it looks about...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-06-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 589
Views: 91,030
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

I am hoping that they fire the entire electronics engineering team. And after that, they switch suppliers.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-28-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Is this normal?

This thread is weird, though exhaust condensation is normal. Make sure your mufflers are drilled and leak water, otherwise they will rust quicker.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-18-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Forward collision warning question

It will work Olivia. The most common way in which it is triggered is when you are driving behind another car (at just the right speed and distance) and the car in front makes a turn, out of your...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,543
Posted By f1anatic
Re: new headlights from valeo laser led etc.

from the pictures, they will be marketed as replacement for those with HID package. Probably everyone else will need to do all the other necessary retrofits that are currently needed for factory HID...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Summit - Suddenly Applied Brakes By Itself

Yore sensor hath been misaligned and shall be re-calibrated !

Been there done that. There will be no diagnosis of any faults, codes or errors by any mechanic until it happens with them in the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By f1anatic
Re: 2014 Screen unit failed - Dealer replacement issues

Call Jeep customer care and raise hell. The unit is probably on back-order.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By f1anatic
Re: Intermittent FCW light

Been there done that. My wife *may* have hit some snowbank when parking which misaligned the sensor. Your sensor needs to be re-calibrated and re-aligned and it will likely take a few trips to the...
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